Griffintown Today

The Griffintown of today is a site of mixed urban planning, industrial ruins, condos, row housing and empty lots. In the proposed redevelopment plan, most of the vacant lots and urban decay will be replaced with large condominium complexes, shopping malls and redesigned green spaces. Since the announcement, community initiatives to encourage the city of Montreal to rethink its approach to urban development in the area have produced many useful websites and articles regarding the project.

Click here to view the bibliography for this site.

Website for the Committee for the Sustainable Development in Griffintown:

http://csrgriffintown.wordpress.com/2008/02/21/mcgills-robert-mellin-mapping-griffintowns-future/

Information on the proposed Urban Development project:

http://spacingmontreal.ca/?p=286

Save Griffintown! weblog:

http://savegriffintown.wordpress.com/

If you would like to explore the area yourself, a useful launching tool is the Heritage Walk of Griffintown. A map and explanation of landmarks within the area is available for download by PDF:

http://www.quebecheritageweb.com/uploads/laurent_trails.pdf/Griffintown.pdf

The New City Gas factory remains as a relic of Griffintown's bygone industrial era. Photo by Aymeric Grail, 2009

The New City Gas factory remains as a relic of Griffintown's bygone industrial era. Photo by Aymeric Grail, 2009

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